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Hipmunk Is Shutting Down

Hipmunk Is Shutting Down

Popular travel metasearch engine Hipmunk will shut down this month, on January 23, 2020. Hipmunk said goodbye in a January 14th blog post.

Today, we have important news to share.  After nine years of being a travel search innovator, Hipmunk is being retired. The current plan is to stop supporting the product on Jan. 23, 2020.  At that time, the Hipmunk website and app will no longer be available for use…

Its parent company, Concur, which acquired the travel search site in 2016, has decided to retire the site just four years later “as its approach to providing business travel solutions has evolved.”

Hipmunk’s Legacy

Back in 2010 when it was founded by computer scientists Steve Huffman (who previously co-founded Reddit) and Adam Goldstein it was one of the first search engines to sort flights by duration, the number of stops, and hotel location. It also displayed search results in a timetable with colored bars that ranked flights in descending order of “agony.”

Your Hipmunk Account

If you currently have a Hipmunk account, you will no longer be able to access it once Hipmunk has been retired. Your reservations will not be affected but the trip data you have stored on Hipmunk will no longer be available.


This is a sad end for a useful flight aggregator. If you’d like to commiserate with other frequent Hipmunk users, head to the FlyerTalk thread on the topic.

View Comments (2)


  1. EmilyGuo

    January 15, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear that.

  2. skidooman

    January 18, 2020 at 1:50 am

    Me too!

    Any site anyone can recommend that is as good?

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